Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I want to be the line leader!! {classroom jobs}

If you have ever had a classroom without classroom jobs I'm sure you heard the phrase "I want to be line leader" or "I want to be last in line" or "I want to turn off the lights"

Oh goodness!

I don't even know how I could have a functioning classroom without classroom jobs, especially in 1st grade! By the end of the year my kids know the jobs so well and it just works like a well oiled machine!

For me, I rotate my classroom jobs every week. I only had 10 jobs so the kids got a job every other week. I've also seen it done where each kid has a job every week.

I had 20 kids this year, but even when I had more than that I still only had 10 jobs. So sometimes they wouldn't have for 2 weeks and of course they would complain, which I would respond with "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!"

Yep. That's my go to phrase with complaining :) My kids love saying it to each other too!

So now the question is "how should you display the jobs?" Here are some great ways to display them. Click on the picture to be taken to the original post.

 Hope over at Second Grade Shenanigans attached hers to a ribbon and then you can use clothespins with the students numbers on them to show who has what job.

 Erica Bohrer did something alittle different. She used numbers and velcro. This allows them to be rotated easily.

Jessica Heeren did something that I do in my classroom. She attaches the jobs to decorated library pockets and then write the students names on index cards and rotates them! 

You can also use popcicle sticks instead of index cards. Love this idea too! (can't find where the original post came from. let me know if it's yours so I can give proper credit!)

I hope you got some great ideas for how to display your classroom jobs. If you are still looking for a set of classroom jobs, check out my chevron or polka dot classroom job sets. They are 20% off for today only!

Good luck as you are getting your classrooms ready for your chillin's (that's children in Texan). They are the luckiest students to have you as teachers!
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  1. Look how cute! Glad you figured out your big problemo for the day. The "big" chevron looks great!

    For the Love of First Grade

  2. So adorable! Thanks for sharing ideas! :)

  3. Cute! Cute! And I love the display-spiration you've provided.

  4. Cute! Cute! And I love the display-spiration you've provided.

  5. hahah I love that "chillins" is a Texas thing... I thought I was one of the only people who said that!!! :)

    Surviving the Little People


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